The Department of Water Resources through its Project Coordination Unit for the Climate Change Early Warning Systems project phase 11 (CCEWS 11) recently sensitised stakeholders in Central River Region on techniques of disseminating early warning information to the farming communities.
The officials also handed over materials to committees at the project sites namely Bansang and Kuntaur.
Speaking at the handing over ceremony on behalf of the regional Governor, the Deputy Governor Alh Malang Saibo Camara informed the gathering that climate change menace has transformed the geomorphology of the earth and environment that used to be ideal for species to co-exist without any susceptible threats to our lives and livelihoods.
He applauded the project coordination unit for their efforts in equipping participants with the techniques of disseminating Early Warning Information to the farming communities.
The CRR Deputy governor underscored the importance of the forum, saying it would help the participants with the requiste skills and knowledge on climate change.
He thus called on the committees to make the best use of the opportunity accorded to them.
For his part, a representative from the Department of Water Resources Project Coordination Unit for the Climate Change Early Warning Systems project phase 11, Alpha Jallow described climate change as changes that occur to our global climate systems for a long time, thereby negatively impacting on mankind and at the same time causing unprecedented degree of damage.
The project Jallow went on, has secured the procurement of vital materials such as PA system, Cellphones, rainboots, rain coats, radios, batteries and log books, noting that these materials would help to facilitate the dissemination of Early Warning Information throughout their project sites.
He called on the beneficiary communities to use the materials for it intended purposes.
Also speaking, one Ismaila Senghore said the world in which we live is a global village, therefore environmentally what affects one part of the globe is felt in other areas.
He challenged the committee members to disseminate the Early Warning Information to the general public.
by Lamin SM Jawo